Green Deals

NAB issues $300m 'Climate Bond'

Bank first to issue bond certified as being dedicated to investments that reduce emissions. Will support 1.5GW of wind and solar projects.

Field narrows for brown coal cash grants

Further detail revealed on $90m brown coal technology grant program.

Pacific Hydro to appoint new CEO

Renewables provider to replace long-serving chief Rob Grant in new year.

Geodynamics in KUth Energy bid

Hot rocks developer buys smaller player with assets in Australia, Vanuatu.

AGL, ERM and China player firm for MacGen bid

Report says trio will be among shortlist to make initial bid for state power utility.

AGL, ERM and China player firm for MacGen bid

Report says trio will be among shortlist to make initial bid for state power utility.

Geodynamics optimistic after writedown

Geothermal energy producer optimistic on power source despite $88m Cooper Basin impairment.

US car-share firm raises funding

Local Motion raises $6 million, adds Steven Sinofsky to board.
00% renewables: The King Island example
The array of clean energy trials conducted down in King Island are showing the potential for a 100 per cent renewables future.


CBD Energy has seen a merger with Westinghouse Solar go up in smoke, but it has more pressing issues. Elsewhere, AGL nears a big solar announcement, Geodynamics toasts a good news month and King Island hits 100% renewables.

GREEN DEALS: Sunshine State's solar statement

The Sunshine Coast unveils plans for a major solar development, geothermal group Petratherm moves into shale, CBD Energy shareholders have a nervous wait and a new NSW wind farm seeks planning approval.

GREEN DEALS: Silverton stoppage

Silverton wind farm decision delayed a year; CBD has a big announcement ahead; Dyesol reaches a new solar record; the Royalla solar farm could double in size and what's the thinking behind the CEFC's Macarthur loan?


The King Island wind farm moves to the feasibility study stage; Silex takes a big stride forward in Mildura and there's progress at a couple of wind farms in New South Wales.

GREEN DEALS: Yallourn's rain check

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Heavy rain has once again impacted the Yallourn coal mine, the first CEFC investment may have been identified, Waterloo gets the expansion go-ahead, a new solar farm is planned for Queensland and Siemens makes a final move out of solar.

China makes fresh promises on air pollution, pledges support for solar

China approves new measures to tackle air pollution.

GREEN DEALS: TasWind test, thermal thump

Crunch time nears for the proposed King Island wind farm as another Australian solar thermal project sees funding offered and then taken away. Elsewhere, Dyesol, Pac Hydro and Carnegie Wave make progress on solar, wind and wave projects, respectively.

GREEN DEALS: Dyesol breakthrough

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Dyesol sees a game-changing solar development that investors love, AGL firms its plans for Solar Flagships and the Silverton wind farm, Geodynamics ticks off another milestone and one Aussie player looks offshore to escape policy uncertainty.

GREEN DEALS: Large, larger, largest

As work begins on the world’s largest solar farm, there remains optimism Australia will see a new record in wind in King Island. Elsewhere, our biggest wind farm meets noise guidelines and Infigen gets a local revenue lift.

GREEN DEALS: Tassie celebration

Tasmania's largest wind farm delivers its first power to the grid, there's renewed hope for Energy Australia's Stony Gap wind farm, a Boco Rock wind farm suitor drops out, Infigen assesses investor appetite and there's a big buy in solar.

GREEN DEALS: Milestone elation

New records have been set in Australian wind and world solar. Meanwhile, Hydro Tas looks at $1.6bn in wind farm investments, Geodynamics sees great potential in the Solomons and Red Sky Energy remains on track for a 2.5MW Dubbo solar plant.